May 11, 2010

HB1284 Passes – Governor Veto Rally Saturday

May 11, 2010

This was just sent to me from The Cannabis Therapy Institutue:

VETO HB1284 and SB109
Send a Message to Governor Bill Ritter

Despite some last minute attempts to kill HB1284 in the House, the bill
ultimately passed on Tuesday by a vote of 46 to 19, according to Denver
Channel 7 News:

Governor Ritter now has 30 days to sign the bill, veto the bill, or let the
bill pass into law without signing it. Many political observers believe
that Ritter will sign the bill. As a former prosecutor, he was one of the
main proponents of using a Law Enforcement Model for Colorado’s medical
marijuana regulations. He helped Senator Romer craft a bill most favorable
to police and prosecutors with no regard for patients. Governor Ritter has
decided not to run for re-election in November, so these are his last few
months in office.

Tell Governor Ritter that citizens want him to veto HB1284 and SB109
because the bills will harm patients by driving up both the price of
medicine and participation in the program. Ten years ago, Coloradans voted
for Amendment 20 to protect patients right to safe access to cannabis
medicine. These bills restrict patient’s rights and should be vetoed by
Gov. Ritter.

Bill Ritter, Governor
136 State Capitol
Denver, CO 80203-1792
Phone: (303) 866-2471
Email: [email protected]

SAT., MAY 15, 2010

11:00 am: MARCH from Civic Center Park to Governor’s Mansion
Meet on the East Side of Civic Center Park, between Colfax and 14th Street
@ Broadway
March route: South on Broadway to 7th Street, then walk east 4 blocks to

12:15 pm to 3:00pm: RALLY AND STRONG DRUM CIRCLE
Governor’s Park, in the backyard of the Governor’s Mansion
7th and Logan, Denver, CO

– Drums and other percussion instruments.
– Friends with drums and other percussion instruments
– Protest signs
– Water, food and sunscreen
– Chairs and blankets

– Cannabis (This is a non-smoking event.)
– Alcohol (Always illegal in public parks.)
– Trash (Pack It In/Pack It Out. Zero-Waste Event.)

Organized by the:
Coalition for Alternative Healing Access
Contact: Kim Matteo

Confirmed participants: American Medical Marijuana Standards Association,
Cannabis Therapy Institute, Coalition for Alternative Healing Access,
Colorado 420 Coalition, Colorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers,
Colorado Legal Eagles, Drummers for Peace, Front Range Caregivers Union,
Grateful Meds, Nederland Caregivers Coalition, Mile High NORML, Rocky
Mountain Caregivers Cooperative and more!!!

Please copy and repost this announcement.


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